30 Day Book Challenge — Day 8 | Most Overrated Book

This one is easy. And it’s a short one, which is good because I have a paper due tomorrow and I also need to present it. -sighs- It may seem like I’m lazy and I’m procrastinating, but I promise you: I’m panicking on the inside. -shudder- 

The book which I think is the most overrated is A God of Small Things by Arundathi Roy. This book… it’s messed up. I’m not kidding. I honestly have not met a single person who’s liked this book, and yet it’s critically acclaimed and it won the Booker Prize in 1997 which is just… what?! I don’t understand it.

I haven’t actually finished this book, so I may be woefully mistaken,but trust me, it’s not for lack of trying. I have started this book multiple times and I have gotten a tiny bit further each time but I have put it down in frustration because it just left a bad taste in my mouth. And yes, the content is sad, but as I’ve said before, I read mostly sad books. I read realistic post-modern fiction mostly. This book is just disconcerting and mystifying to no end. I don’t get it at all, even though I have tried. I have given this book far more attention than it deserves simply because of some misguided patriotism to read this acclaimed Indian book, but the only thing it taught me was to not blindly trust literary awards.

One thing though. I love the title. It’s so beautiful, meaningful and poetic. 🙂

If you are someone who enjoyed this book, feel free to tell me why. I am nothing if not open-minded. 🙂

Well, that’s it for today. Wish me luck for my paper.

Hoot.

–Sin

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